National Museum is one of the highlights of Addis Ababa where rich cultural and archaeological relics including “Lucy” 3.2 million year old hominid are cherished. The other important museum is the Anthropological Museum which is highly respected for its rich collection of historical, cultural and religious relics and paintings.
Kiddist Maryam (1911) and Kidane Mehret (YEAR)) are within walking distance of each other and they have beautiful wall paintings and Church treasures. They are also of historical value having served as the mausoleums of Emperor Menelik II.
St George Cathedral commissioned by Emperor Menelik II to commemorate his stunning 1896 defeat of the Italians in Adwa. And also it is famous for its wall paintings from the famous Ethiopian artist Afewerk Tekle. It also has a fine museum.
Trinity Cathedral was built in memory of Ethiopia’s liberation from five years of Italian occupation. It is also the second most important place of worship in Ethiopia (after St. Mary’s in Axum), and the highest ranking of Addis Ababa’s four Orthodox cathedrals. Emperor Haile Selassie built a mausoleum for his family in the crypt under the Cathedral, and the Imperial families continue to use it as their tomb. Trinity Cathedral has been the site of many great church and state ceremonies, including the enthronements of the Patriarchs of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the consecration of all Archbishops and Bishops.
Ethnological museum is set with Haile Selassie’s former palace and surrounded by the beautiful gardens and fountains of the university main campus is intralling Ethnological museum. It is easily the finest museum in Africa.
Lion of Judah monument is the symbol of Ethiopian monarchy, the lion of Judah is ubiquitous throughout the country and although images of the almighty animal abound in Addis Ababa.
Derg monument is the towering Derg monument is one of the more poignant reminders of the country’s painful communist rule. Topped by a massive red star and emblazoned with a golden hammer and sickle, the cement obelisk structure climbs skyward in front of black lion hospital.
Menelik II Statue is located at the heart of the city near the City Hall and the St. George Cathedral, is erected in commemoration of the battle of Adowa. With similar greatness,